We are committed to helping students gain the necessary skills to reduce their education debt.

MoneyWise workshops and services are coordinated by New Ventures Maine (NVME). The workshops are designed to help you develop the skills you need for managing your money while you earn your degree.

NVME Staff

Kelley Glidden
Central Region Workforce/Asset Specialist 
 Augusta Campus
Tom Grogan
North Central/Downeast Region Workforce/Asset Specialist
Bangor Campus
Lisa Archer
Asset Development Manager
Brunswick Center
Tom Grogan
North Central/Downeast Region Microenterprise/Asset Specialist 
East Millinocket Center
Tom Grogan
North Central/Downeast Region Workforce/Asset Specialist 
Ellsworth Center
Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau
Workforce Development Manager/Asset Specialist
Houlton Higher Education Center
Lisa Archer
Asset Development Manager
Rockland Center
Chris Morin
Western Region Workforce/Asset Specialist
Rumford Center
Lisa Sweet
Southern Region Workforce/Asset Specialist
Saco Center
Chris Morin
Western Region Workforce/Asset Specialist
Lewiston Center


Financial Literacy Partners

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UMA is proud to partner with other organizations in its efforts to help our students Be Money Wi$e!


FAME EDUCATION helps families afford higher education through financial planning tools and programs. No matter where you are on your path to higher education, FAME-Ed has the team and the resources to help you be successful.

Maine Educational Opportunity Center

The Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) promotes access to post-secondary education for adult learners in the State of Maine, and provides them with financial aid and admissions assistance. MEOC advisors can assess academic readiness, provide career counseling, and refer individuals to community resources.

University Credit Union

University Credit Union (UCU) is committed to providing members with financial education that will help them obtain personal financial success. “By the Slice” is a UCU financial literacy initiative tailored for college students who have questions about personal finance.

CA$H Maine

CA$H Maine is a statewide collaboration of ten coalitions working together to help empower Maine individuals and families to achieve long-term financial stability. CA$H Maine is a year-round resource, providing outreach and financial education, and offers free tax preparation to qualified filers during tax season.


iGrad provides the tools and resources to help improve your money skills and tools to repay your student loans. Plus, you gain access to a national scholarship database. Sign up and create an account today! uma.igrad.com